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PY2101 - Brain and Behaviour

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject provides students with an in-depth introduction to key theories and concepts in the biological bases of sensation, perception and behaviour. Coverage includes the structure and function of the nervous system, how information is transmitted in the nervous system, the role of biological factors in cognition and motivated behaviours and the anatomy and physiology of the sensory systems from periphery to cortex.

Learning Outcomes

  • a good understanding of what is known about the ways in which the nervous system functions in sensation, perception and processing of information;
  • a keen appreciation of the way in which humans make sense of the sea of energies in which they are immersed;
  • to be reasonably grounded in the nature, theory and methods of two foundation areas of psychology, the biological bases of behaviour and perception.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Prerequisites: PY1101 OR PY1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PY2091

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr David Mitchell
Lecturers: Mr Zane Quinn, Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Deborah Graham.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Dr David Mitchell.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (25%); practical work (35%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.